Day 6

Hi all

Just reporting my progress : Im on Day 6 now. feel much better for it already , although im still fully aware of the pitfalls that lie ahead .

First day i didnt think i would get through it and was ready just to quit the quit. Instead i got through it and it gave me a new wind and desire for the next day which i got through .

day 3/4 was hard for me - never slept much that night and the next day was full of cravings, but because of these i found this forum and started educating myself more about my quitting.

This has helped me lots and the last couple of days has seemed easier due to what i know about quitting smoking!

Thanks to everyone of you who has offered encouragement and advice . It all been put to good use.

keep up the good work yourselfs and i will do my part here :)

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  • WELL DONE! Day 6 already.:D You are doing really well. I think for a lot of people, day 3 is a hard day.:eek: But hey, you are past that now.:D From now on, it's onwards and upwards.

    Love Josie XXX

  • Chilly Well Done you are sounding so positive. xx

  • Hi all

    Just reporting my progress : Im on Day 6 now. feel much better for it already , although im still fully aware of the pitfalls that lie ahead .

    First day i didnt think i would get through it and was ready just to quit the quit. Instead i got through it and it gave me a new wind and desire for the next day which i got through .

    day 3/4 was hard for me - never slept much that night and the next day was full of cravings, but because of these i found this forum and started educating myself more about my quitting.

    This has helped me lots and the last couple of days has seemed easier due to what i know about quitting smoking!

    Thanks to everyone of you who has offered encouragement and advice . It all been put to good use.

    keep up the good work yourselfs and i will do my part here :)

    AHHHH education AGAIN!!!!

    How long do you think, before the NHS actually realises that EDUCATION is the key?

    Well done Chilli you are doing great.

    Keep on reading and you shouldn't have any problems..:D

  • AHHHH education AGAIN!!!!

    How long do you think, before the NHS actually realises that EDUCATION is the key?

    When the NHS realises that they need to treat the person not the symptom, and I don't just mean in smoking cession.

  • It really has been an important tool for me John, at this early stage of my quit. I havent took any NRT products , so its just my brain and actions thats stopping me from smoking.

    Having read so much about ways to cope, the effects of smoking, preparing to stop , staying stopped etc etc it has given me a whole new and more focused outlook on my quitting .

    I know im going to come across situations where i will be heavily tempted to smoke ...i have prepared in my mind how i will be coping with these when they arrive. I think the educating part will help me to stay stopped! I now have a plan and intend sticking to it.

    So much good stuff and advice out there and i agree being thrown NRT products and being told to get on with it is no way to go about beating the "addiction" .

  • How long do you think, before the NHS actually realises that EDUCATION is the key?

    That'll be when education starts paying for their research grants, taking them on corporate shindigs and providing them with those little groovy paperclip holders...

    ... I make that never then..? :(

  • I do agree that education is a massive part of staying quit. Ive used NRT and Champix. The champix was geat but i did a lot of reading and changed the way i thought about smoking. Its realy helped

  • That'll be when education starts paying for their research grants, taking them on corporate shindigs and providing them with those little groovy paperclip holders...

    ... I make that never then..? :(

    Sad, but very very true.

    In the meantime, maybe the no smoking day organisation may want to do something about it...?

    An organisation the size of no smoking day, who see's on it's own forum time and time again people being successful with education backing up more "traditional" methods or used on its own while people who try and just follow the NHS' advice fall by the wayside could have a big impact offering proper advice on what is the best way to educate yourself... as john would say "Read read read".

    Maybe, because NSD is a charity - and a respected one, the masses may start to hear about it.

    Oh... and Chilly - you are doing fantastically, keep it up. You certainly sound like you have the right attitude.

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